LEGAL SERVICES

One of SMN’s most significant assets for its clients (individuals or corporate) is its legal capabilities. SMN is intricately connected with the law firm of Frasco Caponigro Wineman & Scheible, PLLC (FCW&S), one of the nation’s top sports and entertainment law firms. Because their respective offices are adjoined, the integration of the sports/entertainment and legal functions are seamless.

FCW&S provides effective legal counsel not only for the clients of SMN, but also for other sports/entertainment-related businesses and individuals on a case-by-case basis. The effectiveness stems from experience and background in all facets of the business and legal aspects of sports and entertainment and from working with an array of clients including individuals, teams, sponsors, suppliers, manufacturers, tracks, stadiums, leagues, and sanctioning bodies.

For over 25 years SMN/FCW&S has provided expert, highly specialized legal services pertinent to the sports and entertainment industry.

LEGAL SERVICES INCLUDE:

AGREEMENTS:

  • Coaches agreements
  • Driver agreements
  • Endorsement agreements
  • Front office personnel agreements
  • Licensing agreements
  • Motorsports personnel agreements
  • Naming rights agreements
  • Player agreements
  • Promoter agreements
  • Sponsorship agreements
  • Supplier / manufacturer agreements
  • Syndication agreements
  • Television / radio agreements

LITIGATION:

  • Business litigation
  • Cease and desist matters
  • Collections
  • Contract disputes / enforcement
  • Employment and restrictive covenant litigation
  • Intellectual property litigation
  • Ownership disputes
  • Rights protection / enforcement

CORPORATE:

  • Broadcast rights
  • Business formation / structuring
  • Design and construction
  • Employment law
  • Estate / trust / post-career planning
  • Intellectual property
  • Insurance
  • Non-profit organization
  • Transaction and finance